Today we resume our study on your tongue and your safety. I want to tell you a story of a great man who lived in the Bible. His name is Job. The story is in the book by the same name- Job from Chapter 1.
The bible said this guy was a perfect man. He did only the right stuff in the eyes of God. If you read the whole of the 1st chapter you will be amazed that a human could have such approval and commendation from Almighty God.
Shortly, the Bible tells us of a conversation that transpired between the devil and Almighty God. The enemy said clearly that he believed Job was serving God dutifully and wholeheartedly because God had put a hedge around Job. How would the devil be able to tell this except that he probably has at one time or the other tried to harm Job? He had probably sent a couple of his little demons to go try something funny and they came back without success. In other words, God protected Job; God kept him safe; God’s eyes were on Job for good.
The man himself did not know this and his ignorance was revealed in his confessions. In Job 3:25 “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came”. So one can see from this that God’s hand of protection and providence can be on a person and he won’t even recognize it. It is not about your feelings or your thinking. You might not feel God’s presence to know he is with you. Look at Job, God blessed him then shielded him on every side yet he was talking fear. In fact the man lived in perpetual fear.
This sounds like so many of us today. God’s eyes are on us; his word has assured us that he will never leave nor forsake us. He has shown us through his word that even when we walk through the fire, he will be with us. Have you accepted this truth today? Have you meditated on it such that it has gained the ascendancy and roots into the quarters of your heart? Or do you hear of bad things going on around and you start wondering; “Who knows who is next?”
But hold on…the Bible had told us this man was perfect. How come we are saying here that he was doing the wrong stuff? You need to understand that your heart can be right with God yet your tongue and your predominant thoughts will put you in trouble. God will accept your devotions but doing the wrong stuff will break the hedge God has over you. The Bible says He that breaks a hedge the serpent shall bite him.
The Bible tells us that Faith speaks… your level of faith is measured in the words you speak and it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks. You ought to open your heart and receive the word and promises of God. Endorse it and let it be your predominant thoughts. That way, all that comes out of your mouth will be God’s words and promises and guess what? Jesus said; you shall have whatsoever you say.
Glory to God.
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